LEARN TO FLY
The Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club encourages everyone with an interest in aviation to get involved. Whatever your ambition, whether you want a microlight pilot certificate, private pilot license or to extend your skills with further ratings we can help make your dream a reality.
Private Pilot License
A private pilot license allows you to fly any aeroplane. After completing your license you can gain ratings on any of the club aircraft, achieve a night rating or move on to more advanced ratings.
A micro-light license allows you to fly as pilot in command of a single or two seat aircraft up to a maximum weight of 600kg. Micro-light aircraft are not approved to fly over built up areas or to fly at night.
If you are thinking about gaining your private pilot’s license, flying first solo, a career in aviation or just wanting to go up for a bit of fun, then the Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club is the place to go.
Our on-site facilities for members include new modern two storey clubrooms with a lounge bar and viewing deck to give superb views of the runway and all the activities out on the Aerodrome